Fall fair

Riders on the Super Shot begin their free fall as fellow Midway adventurers hang upside down on the Fire Ball at the Salmon Arm Fair on Saturday evening, Sept. 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Fun times at the Salmon Arm Fair

The Salmon Arm Fair saw record attendance numbers for its return over…

 

Pieces of shattered lances fly through the air after jousters (and brothers) Aaron and Joshua Toby score hits on the grid guards bolted to their shoulders during a Knights of Valour show at the Salmon Arm Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘It was a good year:’ Salmon Arm Fair sees record attendance numbers

‘It’s the first time that the grandstand has been that full since the Demo Derby days.’

  • Sep 13, 2022

 

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

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Preparations are underway for the 123rd Salmon Arm Fair, Sept. 9-11. (Salmon Arm Fair photo)

Medieval jousting, West Coast Thunder mounted drill team new for 2022 Salmon Arm Fair

Organizers preparing for weekend of family friendly fun

  • Jul 18, 2022
Preparations are underway for the 123rd Salmon Arm Fair, Sept. 9-11. (Salmon Arm Fair photo)
The Interior Provincial Exhibition is making plans to return in 2022, announcing Aug. 31-Sept. 4 as the dates for the fall fair. (Morning Star file photo)

IPE planning 2022 return to Armstrong

Interior Provincial Exhibition has been on hiatus for two years due to pandemic; dates are Aug. 31-Sept. 4

The Interior Provincial Exhibition is making plans to return in 2022, announcing Aug. 31-Sept. 4 as the dates for the fall fair. (Morning Star file photo)
A Winter Fun Fest parade is being held in Salmon Arm on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. (File photo)
A Winter Fun Fest parade is being held in Salmon Arm on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. (File photo)
Dancers enjoy a barn dance in Alaska in 2019. In Salmon Arm, after delays connected to the pandemic, a two-night Winter Festival Barn Dance is set for Nov. 26 and 27 at the fairgrounds, subject to provincial health orders. (Michael Penn-Black Press)

Winter Festival Barn Dance in Salmon Arm set for two nights at end of November

Dance to be held in Cow Barn at fairgrounds, live music and DJ, subject to provincial health orders

Dancers enjoy a barn dance in Alaska in 2019. In Salmon Arm, after delays connected to the pandemic, a two-night Winter Festival Barn Dance is set for Nov. 26 and 27 at the fairgrounds, subject to provincial health orders. (Michael Penn-Black Press)
Dancers enjoy a barn dance in Alaska in 2019. This year a Barn Dance will be featured the Salmon Arm Fall Fair, both Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 10 and 11. (Michael Penn-Black Press)

Barn Dance among popular activities upcoming at this year’s Salmon Arm Fair

Sept. 10 - 12 fair will include the super dogs, jousting, exhibitions and all the other favourites

Dancers enjoy a barn dance in Alaska in 2019. This year a Barn Dance will be featured the Salmon Arm Fall Fair, both Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 10 and 11. (Michael Penn-Black Press)
The Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association is applying to the City of Salmon Arm to build an administration office building (the red box) on the fairgrounds near the southeast corner of a parcel that borders Fifth Avenue SW. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Building an office at Salmon Arm fairgrounds a tricky task for organization

Agricultural association finds upgrades to hydrants, storm sewer, street lights costly, daunting

The Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association is applying to the City of Salmon Arm to build an administration office building (the red box) on the fairgrounds near the southeast corner of a parcel that borders Fifth Avenue SW. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Nash Bredick and Ian Calkins enjoying a ride at a previous Salmon Arm fall fair. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm fair returns for 2021

Fair takes place Sept. 10-12 and features midway, vendors and special events

Nash Bredick and Ian Calkins enjoying a ride at a previous Salmon Arm fall fair. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Nash Bredick and Ian Calkins enjoying a ride at the 2019 Salmon Arm Fair on Friday, Aug. 6. This year’s fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Fair, Shuswap Canada Day events cancelled

Pandemic prompts decision to shelf annual Shuswap community festivities

Nash Bredick and Ian Calkins enjoying a ride at the 2019 Salmon Arm Fair on Friday, Aug. 6. This year’s fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Nash Bredick and Ian Calkins enjoying a ride at the 2019 Salmon Arm Fair on Friday, Aug. 6. This year’s fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Fair, Shuswap Canada Day events cancelled

Pandemic prompts decision to shelf annual Shuswap community festivities

Nash Bredick and Ian Calkins enjoying a ride at the 2019 Salmon Arm Fair on Friday, Aug. 6. This year’s fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
The ferris wheel returned to the Salmon Arm Fair midway in 2019, accompanied by a carousel. (File photo)

Organizers hopeful and planning for 123rd Salmon Arm Fall Fair in 2020

Focus may include pioneer skills relevant to the times such as growing own food

The ferris wheel returned to the Salmon Arm Fair midway in 2019, accompanied by a carousel. (File photo)
The ferris wheel returned to the Salmon Arm Fair midway in 2019, accompanied by a carousel. (File photo)

Shuswap organizers hopeful and planning for 123rd Salmon Arm Fall Fair in 2020

Focus may include pioneer skills relevant to the times such as growing own food

The ferris wheel returned to the Salmon Arm Fair midway in 2019, accompanied by a carousel. (File photo)
The future of fairs such as Armstrong’s Interior Provincial Exhibition is in doubt because of COVID-19. Right now, the 121st annual IPE is still a go from Sept. 2-6. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong IPE still on… for now

Future of 700 such fairs in Canada in question because of pandemic

The future of fairs such as Armstrong’s Interior Provincial Exhibition is in doubt because of COVID-19. Right now, the 121st annual IPE is still a go from Sept. 2-6. (Morning Star - file photo)
Sue Foley, aka the Ice Queen, entertains crowds at the 2019 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. Hydro proposed for the fall fairgrounds where it’s held would do away with the diesel generators. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival hopes to say goodbye to diesel generators

City agrees to chip in to help expand hydro at the fall fairgrounds

Sue Foley, aka the Ice Queen, entertains crowds at the 2019 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. Hydro proposed for the fall fairgrounds where it’s held would do away with the diesel generators. (File photo)
PLAQUE RECIPIENTS                                The Summerland Fall Fair Society was the co-recipient of the 2019 Exhibit Achievement Award recently presented by the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions Holding the plaque from left are society vice-president Denise MacDonald and board members Bobby Bovenzi and Sarah Senecal. (Contributed)

Summerland Fall Fair receives achievement award

Award consists of a plaque and $1,000 shared equally with co-recipient Sooke Fall Fair

PLAQUE RECIPIENTS                                The Summerland Fall Fair Society was the co-recipient of the 2019 Exhibit Achievement Award recently presented by the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions Holding the plaque from left are society vice-president Denise MacDonald and board members Bobby Bovenzi and Sarah Senecal. (Contributed)